The little man was unhappy one day and decided to run into the ice cold fresh air with only his knapsack
Little kids are so funny. As they start figuring out how the world works you can see the gears in their head start to change shape. Suddenly, they have a new awareness of something that they had never even considered before. Watching these moments of growth take place has been absolutely amazing in my lifetime. One of the things that has always entertained me the most was my son’s need for independence. Any chance he got, he was trying to go out there and prove his worth as a strong little man. However, there are important moments of learning tucked into his drive for independence. For instance, realizing that the outdoor winter temperatures are formidable opponents in the life of a modern human. My son had always been safely tucked inside with our central heating system running 24/7 during the winter. He has never really experienced cold. He has never even seen a heating system breakdown in his short existence. That’s why it was very funny when he decided he was going to run away in the dead of a subarctic winter cold snap. The little man was unhappy one day and decided to run into the ice cold fresh air with only his knapsack. I wasn’t worried about him freezing to death outside, because I knew he would be returning to the comfort of our central heating system within moments. Sure enough, it took about two minutes before my little guy decided that the Ice cold air was more than he could deal with on his own. I found him knocking on the front door and asking to sit in front of an air vent before he even made it down the driveway.